‘King Richard’ star Will Smith visits Chicago, opens up about career mentors

There was some A-list activity in Chicago on Wednesday night.

One of the biggest movie stars on the planet visited the XS Tennis and Education Foundation in Washington Park to promote his new movie, “King Richard,” a biopic about the role of Serena and Venus Williams’ father in their advancement to tennis star status.

“I’ve been really blessed to have a whole lot of Richard Williams-type shows up in my life,” Smith said. “My father, mother and grandmother stood firm behind me for the things I have always dreamed of wanting to do in my life.”

Watch WGN Morning News starting at 4pm on Thursday to hear more from Dean’s chat with Will Smith.

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